Tales from Ancient Egypt

Author: Joyce A. Tyldesley
Publisher: Rutherford PressLtd
ISBN: 9780954762209
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 192
View: 5108
In the introduction to Tales from Ancient Egypt Joyce Tyldesley recreates the picture of an ancient Egyptian family sitting round a fire, enjoying a sweet beer, listening to a local storyteller 'spin his yarns'. In this anthology Tyledesley retells, rather than merely translates, sixteen stories that have been committed to papyrus and stone. The result is a fluent series of tales of gods (myths), of men (more conventional tales of heroes visiting strange lands, of battles and courageous feats), true stories and a single hymn. Each tale is followed by a commentary which sets it in context. This book is the first to be published by Rutherford Press, an Egyptological publisher dedicated to supporting original research and fieldwork in Egypt, and it is a million miles from the often stale and literal translations of ancient texts. These stories are lively and well (re)written, making them a joy to read.

Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt

Author: Gaston Maspero,Hasan M. El-Shamy
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019517335X
Category: Fiction
Page: 275
View: 3282
The tales of ancient Egypt have for centuries delighted and spurred the imagination of anyone who loves a good story, yet sadly, many of these tales have fallen into obscurity over the years. Now these stories have been brought back to life for a new generation of readers. When first published in 1882, the folktales collected in Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt comprised the first anthology of ancient Egyptian narratives ever to be compiled into book form. The culmination of a life's work by Gaston Maspero, a towering figure of nineteenth-century Egyptology, it presented a wealth of information on Egyptian culture, language, history, and society. Since its publication, additional texts have been discovered, deciphered, or translated into modern languages. The present collection is made up of twenty-four tales gleaned from countless ancient written sources, and from a variety of historical periods. It contains some of the most ancient folktales in existence, such as The Tale of the Two Brothers, thought to be the oldest in the world. Other stories include King Khufui and the Magicians, The Lamentations of the Fellah, The Shipwrecked Sailor, The Adventure of Satni-Khamois with the Mummies, The Doomed Prince, and The Story of Rhampsinitus. This edition contains a new Foreword that introduces Maspero and describes his work, and provides for the first time extensive identifications of the ancient stories in terms of international tale-types and motifs. Certain to be of interest to folklorists, this classic collection will also amuse parents, students, storytellers, and anyone who enjoys authentic folk wisdom.

Tales from Ancient Egypt

The Birth of Stories
Author: Loren R. Fisher
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 160608657X
Category: History
Page: 114
View: 5063
The Egyptian tales witness to some of the great moments in the history of Egyptian literature and represent the earliest beginnings in world literature. Many literary critics do not seem to know the importance of Egyptian prose tales told for entertainment (including C. S. Lewis, who does not know that the "marvelous that knows itself as myth" was alive and well by 1800 BCE). Unlike some other ancient states, both Israel and Egypt wrote epic tales in prose. And these great prose stories are important for the study of the Hebrew Bible. Some of the most exciting narrative prose parallels to the Hebrew Bible are found in the stories from Egypt. The details may vary, but in the setting, the purpose, the vocabulary, and the genre of the stories, one can find many similarities. Contents 1 The Story of Sinuhe: A Wanderer on the Earth 2 The Enchanted Prince 3 The Story of the Shipwrecked Sailor 4 The Journey of Wen-Amon 5 A Dialogue between a Man and His Ba

The Orchard Book of Stories from Ancient Egypt

Author: Robert E. Swindells
Publisher: Orchard Books
ISBN: 9781843623069
Category: Gods, Egyptian
Page: 90
View: 3294
Enter a magical world of gods and sorcerers with these spellbinding stories from Egyptian mythology, retold by prize-winning author, Robert Swindells.

Stories from Ancient Egypt

Author: Tyldesley Joyce,Joyce A. Tyldesley,Julian Heath
Publisher: Rutherford PressLtd
ISBN: 9780954762216
Category: Fiction
Page: 107
View: 5578
This book is a retelling of Egyptian stories for children (ages 6-11 depending on reading skill) with question and answer sections, a hieroglyphic alphabet and original black and white line drawings by Julian Heath. It is the children's version of Tales from Ancient Egypt, also published by Rutherford Press Ltd.

Voices from the Other World

Ancient Egyptian Tales
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307430073
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
View: 4547
Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz reaches back millennia to his homeland’s majestic past in this enchanting collection of early tales that brings the world of ancient Egypt face to face with our own times. From the Predynastic Period, where a cabal of entrenched rulers banish virtue in jealous defense of their status, to the Fifth Dynasty, where a Pharaoh returns from an extended leave to find that only his dog has remained loyal, to the twentieth century, where a mummy from the Eighteenth Dynasty awakens in fury to reproach a modern Egyptian nobleman for his arrogance, these five stories conduct timeless truths over the course of thousands of years. Summoning the power and mystery of a legendary civilization, they examplify the artistry that has made Mahfouz among the most revered writers in world literature. Translated by Raymond Stock From the Trade Paperback edition.

Tales from Ancient Egypt

Author: George Hart
Publisher: Amideast
ISBN: 9789775325150
Category: Folklore
Page: 48
View: 5612
The tales include stories of animals, of Isis and Horus, of a sailor lost on a magic isand, and of pharaohs and their magicians. The final story, The Two Brothers, describes the friendship and jealousies of two great brothers who struggle against each other from Egypt to Lebanon.

Tales of Ancient Egypt

Author: Roger Lancelyn Green
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141338229
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 1571
These stories include the great myths - of Amen-Ra, who created all the creatures in the world; of Isis, seaching the waters for her dead husband Osiris; of the Bennu Bird and the Book of Thoth. But there are also tales told for pleasure about magic, treasure and adventure - even the first ever Cinderella story. With a witty introduction by award-winning author, poet and former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen.

Traditional Tales from Ancient Egypt

Author: Victoria Parker
Publisher: Pavilion Children's Books
ISBN: 9781841381251
Category: Legends
Page: 48
View: 9523
The books in this series provide a collection of tales from cultures around the globe, designed specifically to be accessible to younger readers. They inform the reader about the people who created the stories, where they lived, and why the stories are an important part of everyone's lives.

gods and myths of ancient egypt

Author: robert a armour
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774246692
Category: History
Page: 207
View: 2651
"Robert Armour's classic text, long cherished by a generation of readers, is now complemented with more than 50 new photographs by Egyptologist Edwin Brock and drawings by Elizabeth Rodenbeck that show the gods in their characteristic forms." "Armour maintains a strong narrative thread with illuminating commentary in his lively retelling of stories from Egyptian mythology, including those of the sun god Ra, the tragic tale of Isis and Osiris, the burlesque of Horus' battle with the evil Seth, and the "gods of the intellect" Thoth and Maat. Now with an updated bibliography and new appendices, this book is sure to inform and enchant a new generation of readers."--BOOK JACKET.

Der Mumienschrein

Author: Elizabeth Peters
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548249568
Page: 311
View: 4745

Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt 1915

Author: Gaston C. Maspero
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9780766176379
Category: History
Page: 392
View: 8113
1915. Here is a picture of Egyptian moral and society found in seventeen stories and six fragments. These stories present Egyptian life, culture and thought and give the reader a first hand account of Egyptian times. Contents: Story of the Two Brothers; King Khufui and the Magicians; Lamentations of the Fellah; Memoirs of Sinuhit; Shipwrecked Sailor; How Thutiyi Took the City of Joppa; Cycle of Satni-Khamois; Cycle of Ramses II; Doomed Prince; Story of Rhampsinitus; Voyage of Unamunu to the Coasts of Syria; Cycle of Petubatis; Fragments.

Die Kane-Chroniken 1: Die rote Pyramide

Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3646921862
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 608
View: 9413
Ins Museum? An Heiligabend? Bescheuerte Idee, findet Sadie. Sie sieht ihren Vater, den Ägyptologen Dr. Julius Kane, doch eh nur zwei Mal im Jahr und dann so was! Aber Sadie und ihr Bruder Carter merken schnell, dass es ihrem Vater nicht um verstaubte Sarkophage geht – er will den Gott Osiris beschwören! Das geht allerdings schief und stattdessen wird er von einer glutroten Gestalt entführt. Sadie und Carter müssen es mit der gesamten ägyptischen Götterwelt aufnehmen, um ihren Vater zu befreien. Die ganze Serie über die Kane-Geschwister: Die Kane-Chroniken – Die rote Pyramide (Band 1) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Feuerthron (Band 2) Die Kane-Chroniken – Der Schatten der Schlange (Band 3) Percy Jackson – Auf Monsterjagd mit den Geschwistern Kane (Sonderband)

Aufstieg und Fall des Alten Ägypten

Die Geschichte einer geheimnisvollen Zivilisation vom 5. Jahrtausend v. Chr. bis Kleopatra
Author: Toby Wilkinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783570552759
Page: 825
View: 5565

Terrible Tales of Ancient Egypt

Author: Clare Hibbert
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1482401789
Page: 32
View: 3823
The myths of ancient Egypt are peppered with tales of creation, love, family, trickery, and revenge. Readers will love learning about the famous Egyptian gods and goddesses, including Ra, Osiris, Horus, Isis, and Set. Colorful drawings accompany the engaging text, and fact boxes and sidebars highlight even more interesting information. This book, more than just fictional tales, is a glimpse into an essential part of the Egyptian culture.

Ancient Egypt

Author: Michelle Breyer,Marsha Kearns
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1557345740
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
View: 3525
Offers projects and activities to reinforce information about ancient Egyptian civiliztion

Legends of Ancient Egypt

Stories of Egyptian Gods and Heroes
Author: F. H. Brooksbank,Evelyn Paul
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN: 1589635213
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
View: 6102
Egypt! What wondrous pictures are conjured up by that magic word! Scenes of white-robed priests moving in solemn procession through columned aisles to the sound of stately music; of shining warriors massed in dense array upon the burning plain, or charging irresistibly into the foeman's ranks; of royal pageants wherein King and Queen, bedecked in silks and cloths of gold, embroidered with a mine of gems, pass through the crowded lines of their acclaiming subjects; scenes of light and life and color, which cannot fail to rouse our admiration, even our awe: such are some of the pictures that rise before us at the sound of the mystic name.

Stories from Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Joyce Tyldesley,Julian Heath
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
ISBN: 9781785707650
Page: 108
View: 6748
In a companion to the best-selling Stories from Ancient Egypt, Joyce Tyldesley re-tells some of the most interesting and entertaining myths and legends from the Classical world. Primarily aimed at children between the ages of 7-11, it offers an entertaining and informative introduction to the myths of ancient Greece and Rome to readers of all ages.

Ancient Egypt

Tales of Gods and Pharaohs
Author: Marcia Williams
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 076365308X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 1498
Retells nine tales of ancient Egypt, including the story of Ra rising from the waters of the Nile to create the gods of the earth, sky, and rain.